Just like the name suggests, the living room is the place where you LIVE, where you enjoy the company of family, friends and guests without a worry. The center point of your hospitality, the living room is a warm, welcoming space in the house where you can simply come and wind down after a long day, maybe read a book and relax.
Your living room is your personal space where you spend the most of your home-time, so it should reflect your personality and taste. But that does not mean that it cannot feel as comfortable and appealing to others too. So if you want to keep others entertained and feel welcome in a home that is radiant and full of life, these tips will show you easy ways to do just that.
Pellet Stoves are one of the great alternatives to heating your home, but they can also act as a great addition in an aesthetic manner that will impress your guests. They use an eco-friendly mix of different materials like recycled sawdust, wood shavings, and corn all put in a pellet-like form that is cheaply and safely burned in a way that saves money and allows you to do your small part in helping the environment.
They come in many different sophisticated styles that you can choose from that would best fit your home. They are easy to run and have simple controls that minimize the effort it takes to maintain the heat in your home. There are even some models that have ceramic logs built in that evenly spread the heat to give that authentic fireplace feel. If you’re looking to explore more, check out this pellet stoves guide to help you pick the perfect unit.
Have a Wall That Makes a Statement
Who said livening up your living room had to be an expensive venture? Sometimes all you need is to accentuate one part of the room to give it the boost it needs. One way to do this is to choose a wall that you think gains the most attention and paint it a different color than the rest of the room.
You can chose a bold color, different from every other color around it, that gives the room a kick; or something more subtle that blends well with everything while still adding some flavor. Even the smallest addition of color will liven up the area.
Another great way to create a signature wall in your living room is by lending it your memorable moments. Find your favorite pictures with your loved ones, get them framed and hang them up to create a memories wall. Nothing could be more signature than your personal, cherished moments with the people you love.
However, if you don’t want to go through the work of having to paint an entire wall or spend the time and energy in designing a memories wall, there are other options. There’re all types of different wallpaper you can put up to style your living room, or hang an ornate rug or blanket to instantly add some flare. Quick and easy!
Add Some Throw Pillows
Maybe the one factor in your living room that’s draining the life out of it is a couch that is boring and old. It could have once been a nice looking piece of furniture, but has since lost its thunder. For a lot of people it simply isn’t it he cards to replace a whole couch or sofa, so adding some throw pillows is a simple and inexpensive way to give some life to your furniture.
You can get them at pretty much any home goods store or design them yourself to add your own personalized feel. When the different seasons roll around, you can decorate for the part and have specific designs for each time of the year.
Bring the Corners and Nooks into Focus
No matter how hidden or caved in, any nooks and corner areas in your living room can be turned into a useful and appealing space. So bring out any old storage cupboard that you couldn’t find a suitable spot for before. This will be the easiest and cheapest way to revamp this space and you can definitely use the extra storage space around the living room, in case any surprise guests decide to show up.
But if the space is too small to stash a cupboard, you can turn it into a reading corner with a wall-mounted, folding desk and a comfy but slender chair. Maybe add a slightly high wall-mounted stand to house your book collection as well. And definitely add a lamp to lighten up the space even more. For any reading enthusiast (like me ;)), this would definitely become the favorite spot in the living room.
Rearrange Your Furniture
Sometimes the most effective solutions are really the most simple of all. It doesn’t always take money to make a lively change to yourself or your home, and here’s one way to do it that costs you nothing. Maybe the format of how you have things set up doesn’t give your living room the most optimal chance to having a vibrant and welcoming feel.
Changing around where your furniture and other items in your living room are placed is a great way to change up how the energy moves throughout and enhance the feng shui. Maybe move the couch to the opposite wall or move the table in a more central location. You could also remove any blockages from around windows to allow more natural light to spread around the room.